Good Afternoon,

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, I wanted to reach out as we enter into the weekend with the COVID-19 Pandemic continuing to rapidly evolve in Alberta and across Canada, I wanted to share information provided by both the Provincial and Federal Governments on Planning, Preparation and what has turned out to be the most effective prevention of spread, Social Distancing.

Please take some time to review this information and I encourage you to share it with your friends, family and co-workers who do not have a company email address.

Some additional information that I would like to raise awareness of is related to the stability of the COVID-19 virus. Recent studies have confirmed that the virus can survive:

  • 3 hours in the air
  • 4 hours on copper
  • 24 hours on cardboard
  • 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel

This information further demonstrates the importance of regular sanitizing and hand washing. As has been mentioned before, it is the through the unified actions of everyone that we will control the spread of this virus.

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GPAC’s commitment to keeping our community safe and healthy is our top priority.


Jonathan Balint
GPAC President